MANATEE — A 41-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly pushed his former girlfriend out of a moving car, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Jeffrey Green and the woman were in riding in the 7800 block of 15th Street East about 7:26 p.m. Saturday while arguing about Green being late on child support payments for the couple's 2-year-old child. The child also was in the vehicle, according to a news release.
During the argument, Green punched the woman in the mouth, knocking out a tooth, and the slowed to about 2-3 mph and ordered the woman out. She opened the door and he pushed her out, causing minor scratches to the side of her face, according to the report.
Green then fled with the child. He was later located in Sarasota County and was arrested. The child was returned to its mother.